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Pecking Order


This is a series from the NASCAR race here in Atlanta over our Labor Day weekend.

Just so you know, I really was
there!  :)

The top number on the pole tells you what lap it is:  #93 (of 325, for a total of 500 miles).
The 24 numbers below it tell you in what order the different car drivers are in that particular lap.
Can you guess what number/driver wins the race from this lap?  Guess again.  I'll tell you tomorrow.


Pecking Order


This is a series from the NASCAR race here in Atlanta over our Labor Day weekend.

Just so you know, I really was
there!  :)

The top number on the pole tells you what lap it is:  #93 (of 325, for a total of 500 miles).
The 24 numbers below it tell you in what order the different car drivers are in that particular lap.
Can you guess what number/driver wins the race from this lap?  Guess again.  I'll tell you tomorrow.


comments (39)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Oct 2009, 00:04
Heavens Ginnie: I really don't know
Ginnie Hart: HA! There's no way you could possibly guess from this pole, Chris, trust me!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2009, 01:21
it's nice to see the view of this stadium.. smile very nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I had to show at least one image, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2009, 01:44
Very fine shot, Ginnie...you do great stuff in every situation.
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, Ray. Thank you.
Ginnie Hello, how are you? / / I've seen this car racing event on television and now see the photo / / An image with good detail / / Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia / /
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day you will see it in real life, Bram. But once is enough. smile Thanks. Good to see you again.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2009, 03:19
oh yeah, i can feel the intensity of this nascar race already!
Ginnie Hart: It IS pretty intense, Liang, for sure.
wow...crisp for a night shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Heather. smile
Don't have a clue who won, and you know what? I tried but couldn't make myself care!

This is a nice shot, but less interesting to me than the photos of the people, or the colorful details of the cars.

Curious, though - did you highlight the Sunoco sign? or was it lighted from within?
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about not caring who won, Linda. I had never even heard of the winner! I don't normally post on Thursdays, which is why I posted this today (since the series ends tomorrow). I was just slipping it in as an after-thought...in case anyone questioned if I really was there. grin So that tells you how unimportant it was for me, too!

About the Sunoco sign, no...I did nothing special to it. I did my normal B&W/sepia through the Multiply layer (which mutes all the colors). It just shows you how bright those lights really are!
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2009, 06:34
Nice wide shot. My guess is number 2? smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very close, SAVO! grin VERY close. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • connected again
  • 15 Oct 2009, 07:04
erm....500 miles/805Km...wow from where I live that distance takes you out of the Netherlands deep into Germany, passed Paris, Denmark.
You did a fabulous job, showing part of the race, the 'circus' all around it.
The tones are beautiful again.
Een prachtige nachtfoto, wink I just saw the BIG sign of Lowe's....
......and the winner is....#14?? I know I guessed wrong grin
Ginnie Hart: That's a lot of gas, too, MLMA! It makes me sick to even think about the waste! (sigh) You did guess wrong but there's no way you'd know from this lap, so thanks for guessing anyway! smile You'll find out tomorrow.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 15 Oct 2009, 07:30
The race start in few minutes... attention.... Goooo.

Good photo, and good light
Ginnie Hart: YUP! 93 laps down; only 232 more to go. grin Gracias, Oscar.
going round in circles for 500 miles.....bit like going round and round the M25 motorway over and overtongue
Ginnie Hart: Seems kinda senseless, Bill, doesn't it...and a huge waste of gas! sad
I think the one that is in second place now: nbr 1.
Ginnie Hart: Good guess, Wim, but no cigar. grin Actually, there is no way you could guess from this lap. It surprised even me!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Oct 2009, 07:56
Really nice capture to catch the cars, mechanics and the cheering crowd.
Ginnie Hart: I had to include at least one of these, Frida. grin Thanks.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2009, 08:01
No idea as to the winner but I would suspect the car is the one that crosses the line just ahead of the one behind it! This isn't proper motor racing, Ginnie with the banked curves etc (altthough our historic former Brooklands track had banked curves).
Ginnie Hart: Mr. Alan Smarty-Pants. HA! Well, at least you're right about who won the race! grin

Thank God those curves ARE banked, Alan, because otherwise all those cars would be in my lap!
The scale of this is so dramatic.

richard
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard, it is. I agree!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Oct 2009, 08:33
Its a huge event, great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: VERY huge, Tony. VERY! Thanks.
ahhhh now i really know you were on the nascar race !!!!!! smile
The pic is superb !!!!! i can feel the mood of the race ...without the noise

FA-BU-LOUS !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jean-Luc, I really was there. grin Now you know! Merci.
This looks very exciting Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was worth a one-time visit, Chad! Thanks. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2009, 09:22
It was nice to see the charachters in the stand, but this shot certainly helps me understand just what a spectacle it is. I will go for #7 ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I had to show at least one image of the race, Mike, indeed. I'm guessing it DOES show what a spectacle it is! But #7? Oh ye of little faith. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2009, 10:01
Fantastic overview of the proceedings and amazingly sharp. Can't for the life of me imagine what it must be like to go round that track 325 times - how long does it take? Over such a distance the race is wide open so I wouldn't like to hazard a guess.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: This particular night, Ingrid, it took 4 hours from beginning (7:30) to end (11:30). Thankfully, we stayed only 2 hours and watched the end on TV. You are right about how over such a long distance, there's no way you can guess the winner...well, at least from MY perspective.
I am more for Formula I
Ginnie Hart: So is my nephew but I've never been to one of those races!
  • Pierro
  • France
  • 15 Oct 2009, 10:16
I guess the number 18...
Great picture
Ginnie Hart: Good guess, Pierro...but he finished in 13th place: Kyle Busch. smile Merci.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Oct 2009, 10:32
Not a clue.I like the wide angle
Ginnie Hart: I wouldn't have a clue either, Vintage, if I didn't know. Thanks.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 15 Oct 2009, 11:06
La nascar es impresionante!!! Como me gustaria poder ver una carrera como nos muestras en la fotografia, buen trabajo.
Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day you'll have a chance to see a race like this, Alex. Gracias.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 15 Oct 2009, 11:20
sure ginnie, you were really there, we believe you wink i used to go to stock car races when i was young when my best friend dated a driver, i never did see the point lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! I KNEW you'd believe me, Elaine! smile Nowadays it seems like such a travesty...if we're supposed to be conserving precious gas????
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 15 Oct 2009, 12:01
Wow Ginnie .. that's opend my heart .. pure racing .. one of my wish to see that if i ever been in the USA
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day your dream will come true, Klaus. I can just imagine the pictures YOU will take, if so!! Danke.
Love the tones you have used Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Linda.
Excellent view point and a great image Ginnie. Though the racing doesn't grab me at all.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Ron. I do agree with you on the "grabbing" part. It seems like such a waste of precious gas and that frustrates the heck outta me!
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 15 Oct 2009, 13:54
vivid drama...tremendous!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely vivid, David. I'll never forget it. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 15 Oct 2009, 14:21
Great view of the whole track! Love the lights.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. It was a great view!
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2009, 14:23
Great night capture and action!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Hoi. Thanks.
This is a good shot showing the overall thing Ginnie, very well caught indeed. As to the winner, well there's pit stops, yellow flags, safety cars, oh and overtaking, I haven't a clue.
Ginnie Hart: You know your stuff, Brian, because the pit stops, yellow flags, etc. totally change things up! You'd never guess the winner from lap 93 anyway, for sure. Thanks.
Yo contigo alucino, has escogido un tono para esta serie de imagenes que me encanta esta es espectacular, me dejas con la boca abierta Ginnie, Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, MA. I love that I can read you just fine in Spanish. I just wish I felt more comfortable in writing you back in Spanish. Muchas gracias.
The winner? No idea...
It's a great last picture to the NASCAR series that really shows the circus around the race.
Very nice processing.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Pernilla, tomorrow is the last image of this series and that's when I show the winner! smile Thanks a million for sticking with me on this series. i do appreciate it.
wow fantastic shot and very very nice competitionrh
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio, for stopping by and commenting.
I was wondering if you'd include a shot of the race. smile
Ginnie Hart: Now you know...I did! Thanks, Larry. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Oct 2009, 07:03
My guess is #9, but then I am a time traveler smile Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so good, Louis!!!!! grin Thanks.
Lovely shot - I like the way you have managed to get the exposure on this one so perfectly. I have a tendency to over expose such night shots resulting in lamp posts gleaming out a lot of light. This one though is just perfect, with the intended frame being well lit, while the lamp posts are not too harsh - bravo smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Thomas. Your words are very kind. I did not have my tripod, so hand-held is what I got. I was pleased.
Espectacular!
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Emil, for stopping by and commenting.

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